Today's transparent topic: Frugal Decorating
In light of being completely transparent, I have to admit that my house isn't really decorated the way I'd like it to be and the reason for this...I'm too cheap to buy what I really want!
Honestly, I can't remember the last time I paid full price for anything. When I walk into a store, it's like I'm a magnet to the clearance section. I buy what I'm drawn to then figure out a way to make it work. My friend recently told me I should have called my blog, "Make it work," instead of "Make Them Wonder." She claims this is my motto! I hadn't realized how often that phrase escapes my lips until she called it to my attention.
Sometimes, this way of doing things is fun because it's a challenge and pushes my creativity, but other times it leaves me wishing I weren't such a penny-pincher and didn't have guilt attached to buying nice things.
Okay, so where is this headed? Well, since I'm no stranger to the clearance section, I found myself there yesterday while at Lowe's and found a steal that must be passed on!
This exact same mirror....
For only $38.00 (or $39 if you want to get technical)...
It's not the sturdiest of mirrors, but not once has anyone ever noticed this is a plastic knock-off of the expensive original wood version. Well, maybe they have but they've been kind enough not to call it to my attention, who knows?!
Black not the color you're looking for? That's okay, grab a can of spray paint while you're in the store and make it whatever color you'd like. I've seen it in all different colors...white, gold, navy, etc. What a super easy DIY project and an incredible price at that!